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Six Best Practices for Apache Hadoop Pilot Projects

Published: 11 December 2012

ID: G00234972

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Merv Adrian


Interest in using Hadoop to solve big data challenges has increased significantly in the past 12 months. We outline some best practices that help cross-functional teams deploying a Hadoop pilot project, and assist IT and business leaders in avoiding common pitfalls.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define the Use Case Well
  • Enlist and Build a Competent Team
  • Choose the Appropriate Distribution Vendor
  • Pilot, Test and Scale for Price/Performance
  • Plan for Data Integration; It's Critical
  • Perform a Thorough Postpilot Analysis

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